Christmas Cards with Clear Scraps Acrylic
December 19, 2018
Hello and happy Wednesday! Jennifer here to share Christmas cards I created along with some fun techniques! I love working with Clear Scraps Acrylic because not only does it have many uses, but its durable too. Using the 12x12 Acrylic Sheets, I cut 4x5 inch sections to use on my cards. My third "card" is actually from the Acrylic Tag Album.
Any time you want to stamp on acrylic you will need to use a solvent based ink. This will allow your image to "set" to the acrylic and will not smudge.
After removing the protective film from both sides of the acrylic, I stamped my image using StazOn in black. Allow a short time for the ink to dry before moving on to the next step.
When you are ready to color your image, flip over the acrylic piece. Here, I used alcohol based markers (such as Chameleon or Copic). I like to have a fine and brush option on my markers so I can fill in larger areas quicker. Or, as around my title, use color to highlight an area. Once finished, I added patterned paper and embellishments to accent!
For my second card, I used basically the same technique as the first. However, I originally had a second flamingo stamped on the front. It didn't turn out so I decided to "erase" my image by using non-acetone fingernail polish remover. It works wonders on your mistakes!
I wanted to add a frosty effect to my card so using StazOn Opaque, I ran the ink pad around the edges of my acrylic.
After stamping and coloring my flamingo, I used the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil to add a background to my card. Again using the StazOn Opaque, I lightly dabbed with an ink applicator.
And here is a close up of the effect! Once dry, I adhered my acrylic to the cardstock base and added patterned paper and embellishments!
For my third project, I decorated one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album. I began with three coordinating alcohol inks and applied them from dark to light beginning at the bottom of my tag.
I turned my tag over after my alcohol ink was dry and stamped my images. Using my Zig markers I went back in and colored my flamingo..however the alcohol ink did alter the color a bit. I backed my tags with a neutral print using Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive along the edges. Using strips of a buffalo plaid print, I affixed them to the sides of my tag to hide any glue marks.
Thank for stopping by the blog today! I hope this inspires you to do some crafting with Clear Scraps Acrylic! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper: Crate Paper, Simple Stories; stickers, die cut: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; metal token, alcohol ink: Ranger; stamps: My Favorite Things; ink: StazOn; markers: Zig, Chameleon; border punch: EK Success; cardstock: Bazzill; mini wood clothespin: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon.
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